Crucial today announced it’s new line of budget SSDs, the BX300 series. The drives feature Micron 3D MLC NAND, come in a 2.5-inch form factor and are available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities.
The drives have a specified maximum sequential read speed of 555 MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of up to 510 MB/s. Random reads for the 120GB model are specified at 45,000 IOPS, for the 240GB drive Crucial specifies 84,000 IOPS and for the 480GB drive Crucial specifies maximum reads at 95,000.
All drives have a maximum specified random write speed of 90,000 IOPS. The specifications are possible due to Intel/Micron 3D MLC NAND together with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller.
TBWs are specified at 30GB, 44GB and 88GB for 5 years, for respectively the 120GB, 240GB and 480GB model. The drives are bundled with access to Acronis True Image HD software and backed by a three-year limited warranty.